Best Books for 2015 so Far

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Best Books for 2015 so Far

If you are looking for a good book, then why not try one of these books which are the best books so far for 2015 and also a little different from the usual.

Aquarium by David Vann

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This is the story of a mother and a daughter that are barley existing in subsidized housing close to Seattle’s Boeing Field. Caitlin is the daughter and after school, each day she visits the Aquarium. Here she becomes the friend of an old man who shares her interest in the fish and sets into motion a scary sequence of events.

Etto and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

This is a debut novel by Emma Hooper and is about 82 year old women who leaves her home in Saskatchewan one morning to walk 2000 miles so she can see the ocean, whilst her 60 year old husband waits for her at home.

Galapagos Regained by James Morrow

A struggling young actress, Chloe Bathurst gets a job as the menagerie keeper for Charles Darwin. At this time she learns of the “Great God Contest” and the prize is £10 000. Chloe needs this money so that she is able to have her farther released from debtor’s prison. The contest asks for people to prove or disprove the existence of God. Chloe believes in the theories of Darwin and sets out to the Galapagos Islands to bring back specimens that will disprove God’s existence.

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

This is a memoir of Helen Macdonald is a beautiful story of loss, grief and falconry. After her father’s death, MacDonald acquires and trains a goshawk which is one of the most difficult to train.

Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

In this volume there are about 325 of Langston Hughes letters that date from 1921 to 1967. The recipients of the letters include Martin Luther King, Zora Neale Hurston, Muhammed Ali, Carl Sandburg and Ezra Pound.

Sweetland by Michael Crummy

The majority of the residents of Sweetland, which is an island off of Newfoundland, are happy to accept the Canadian governments offer to relocate. But, there is one, Moses Sweetland whose ancestors gave the island its name is not happy and is not going anywhere. Sweetland prepares for battle and is determined to stay.

Thomas Cromwell by Tracy Borman

The good and the bad of Thomas Cromwell are delivered in this book. Thomas Cromwell is the son of a blacksmith that rose to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful men during the Henry VIII reign.

The Tusk that did the Damage by Tania James

This story takes place in India and combines three viewpoints; two of the points are of a family of elephant poachers and a pair of filmmakers, creating a documentary about poaching. The other view is that of an elephant called Gravedigger. This elephant was captured when his mother was killed; he escaped and is now killing villagers and burying them with brush.

 

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